29 August 2012

Bank Holiday Widdop

Went up to Widdop reservoir on Monday to do a recce for the Art Walk on 9th September.  Typical August Bank Holiday weather, grey and grim and lashing with rain!  Not cold tho' and encased in Gortex from head to toe so dry on the inside.  Still plenty of lovely things to see, so even if the weather is this bad on the 9th we will be up for the challenge.

21 August 2012

Art Walk for The South Pennine Walk and Ride Festival 2012


I'm back from a lovely sun-filled holiday in South Brittany and feeling ready to face the unstoppable winding down of summer and the approach of au..... (can't bring myself to say it yet)!

This year more than ever it seems vital to take advantage of any opportunity to spend time outdoors so with this in mind I'd like to mention an Art Walk I'll be leading as part of the 2012 South Pennine Walk and Ride Festival.

My walk is on Sunday 9th September and we'll be circumnavigating wild and wonderful Widdop Reservoir with frequent stops to make creative responses to the upland waterscape, come rain or shine!
You don't need extensive art skills, just a willingness to have a go and to try something different.

There are still places available so if anyone is interested in joining, follow the link below for more details and booking information.  There is no fee for this walk and Widdop is accessible by public transport until the end of September.



This shot of Widdop Reservoir was taken earlier this year during May when we had a very brief spell of unusually hot and windless weather.